Rev. Edward A. Hansen
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Hansen, Rev. Edward A. Age 92, of Edina, formerly of Hutchinson and Willmar, MN. Survived by loving wife of 65 years, Shirley M. (Bondo); daughters, Lee Anne (Gene) Lack, Linda (Bruce Kau) Hansen; grandson, Matthew Kau; and family and friends. Ed served parishes in Minneapolis and Hutchinson, MN and taught at Lutheran Bible Institutes in Minneapolis and Teaneck, NJ and Golden Valley Lutheran College. He was bishop of Southwestern MN District, ALC, from 1960 to 1978. A kind, gentle husband, father, poet and musician, Edward loved hymns, the church and his Lord. Memorials preferred to Westwood Lutheran Church or Dana College Archive, Blair, NE. Memorial Service Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at 11 AM, with visitation 1 hour prior at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd S., St. Louis Park. Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel 952-884-8145

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Published in Star Tribune from Aug. 2 to Aug. 9, 2009.
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August 23, 2009
To the Hansen family,

I met Ed when I attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Teaneck, N. J., 1951-53. My most vivid memory is of his wonderful sense of humor, which lifted out spirits more than once.

I hope the fond memories you have of him will be some comfort to you in your time of grief.

My sincerest sympathy,

Bob Martin
Bob Martin
August 14, 2009
Dear Shirley, Lee Anne and Linda,

At this time of loss of your beloved husband and father, the Lord is holding you in the palm of his hand. Peace be with you!
Arnold Cross
August 13, 2009
I feel so fortunate to have been a part of the Hansen family circle of friends since 1960! Yikes! I have no doubt Ed is at peace. Thanks for the memories...but can you help me with the flavor cake I made for LeeAnne on Sept. 1 way back when? :-D
Mary Lascelles
August 13, 2009
Dear Shirley, LeeAnn and Linda,
It's almost 11 o'clock on Thursday the 13th of August and from my bed here in Blair I'm remembering Ed and all the wonderful things we've shared through the years. I'm with you in spirit as you pay tribute to him and I join you in singing the final stanza of one of his favorite hymns:
With joy we approach our Father's land
where day is forever dwelling
where ready for us His mansions stand
where heaven with praise is swelling
and there we shall walk in endless light
with blest one's His praise forth telling.
Both Lorraine and I send you our deepest sympathy and we look forward to the day when we all rejoice together in heaven. I'm sure Ed will have have a special "Gathering" organized and ready for us!
Phil & Lorraine
Blair, Nebraska
Phil Pagel
August 11, 2009
I feel lucky to have known him. He will be missed.
Karen Herreid
August 11, 2009
What a loving tribute to a life well lived! I know he will be missed. My sympathy to you all.
Nancy Halverson Norton
August 11, 2009
Shirley and family
My sympathy to you all.

Lois Engstrand
Tucson, Az
August 10, 2009
Dear Shirley and LeeAnne,
It was a privilege for me to know Pastor Hansen while working at Westwood. He was a very kind and gentle man who always seemed to have a smile and kind word for everyone.
Carol Pyeatt
August 10, 2009
Shirley and LeeAnne and family

My sincere sympathy to you all on the death of Pastor Hansen.He was such a pleasure to work with at GVLC.

Marilyn Adams
Marilyn Adams
August 5, 2009
Pastor Ed Hansen was a major influence on my development through the teen years, as my pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He was a major guide on the road to becoming a pastor. I thank God for him, and for Shirley. May God bless you Shirley, LeeAnne and Linda, with comfort, and with joy. I expect to be at Westwood for the service. I am scheduled to pick up Jaakko and Arja Rislakki from the airport on the 14th and go with him to our 50th HHS class reunion.

My highest regards.....
Rev. Dr. Rolf V. Brende
Greeley, Colorado
Rolf V. Brende
August 5, 2009
To the family of Rev. Edward Hansen:

Please accept our sympathy for your loss. It was an honor to be with Edward during his final days. May your memories bring you comfort.

The Fairview Hospice Team
Fairview Home Care and Hospice
August 5, 2009
Dear Shirley, LeeAnne, Linda and Family,

It was our privilege to provide care for your beloved husband and father. We share in your grief and send you our love.

Your Friends at Little Hospice
NC Little Memorial Hospice Inc
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